Robbie Hargett Feb. 3, 2016, 2:02pm


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (Legal Newsline) - A Broward County man is suing a recreational fishing applications company, alleging it sent him unsolicited text messages.

Michael Giordano, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Jan. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division against Open Ocean Apps, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The suit alleges Open Ocean Apps sent unsolicited text messages as part of an advertising campaign to Giordano and others in the class without the recipients' express written consent.

Giordano and the other class members seek an injunction, statutory damages, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorney Scott D. Owens of Hollywood, Florida, and by attorneys Richard L. Miller II and Ismael T. Salam of Siprut PC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-CV-60148-JEM

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